Smoothies are easy, healthy, and fast. They are quick to make, delicious to enjoy and nutritious for the body.
Healthy, convenient and portable smoothies are truly one of the best ways to fuel the body.
Smoothies like this “blueberry smoothie” are sweet, a tad chocolatey and filling. It’s truly a healthy way to satisfy everything from sweet cravings to an empty stomach. All while providing the body with important minerals and vitamins.
Each serving of this blueberry smoothie recipe provides a hefty dose of nutrients you need daily.
In a single serving, it’ll fulfill 89% of vitamin E, 55% of antioxidants, 26% of vitamin c and 24% of vitamin B6 you need in a day.
What’s even more appealing is that there are only 220 calories in a full cup.
So what are the key ingredients that provide this massive nutritional power?
As the name of the smoothie suggests, there are three nutrition powerhouses in this drink.
Blueberries are a Superfood. They’re a rich source of antioxidants and Phyto flavinoids.
They also contain a high level of potassium and Vitamin C that are essential to your health. They are known to benefit your heart health and help you fight cancer. Blueberries also include anti-inflammatory properties.
Dark chocolate is the queen of superfood. It’s full of antioxidants and minerals. Compared to regular milk chocolate, dark varieties with more than 75% of cocoa typically has less sugar. It’s a great way to take in the array of nutrients cocoa offers without the sugar.
Studies indicate the dark chocolate may help lower the risk of inflammation and insulin resistance. It may also contribute to better heart health and brain functions.
Banana may not come to your mind as a superfood. But it has an array of nutrients that put them in the category of superfood. Banana’s nutrition profile benefits your heart, digestion, and even weight loss.
One medium-sized banana provides up to 400mg of potassium. It fills about 10% of your daily recommended potassium intake.
Potassium is a nutrient that helps you maintain a healthy heart. It also keeps healthy blood pressure levels. Partly, that’s bananas’ low sodium content to thank to. The combination of high potassium and low sodium contributes to fighting against high blood pressure.
Last but not least, banana is a great way to sweeten your smoothies without adding syrup or sugar. They also add the mass and creamy textures that give you the feeling of fullness.
It’s one fruit I’m excited to add to many of my healthy smoothies, and this blueberry recipe is no exception.
If you are ready to enjoy this deliciously chocolatey blueberry smoothie, grab the recipe here.Print
- 1 cup frozen blueberries
- 1/2 medium frozen banana
- 2 teaspoons cocoa powder
- 1/2 cup low-fat Greek yogurt
- 1 cup milk of your choice (I used almond milk for mine)
- 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Add the ingredients in the blender in the order listed.
- Blend until smooth. Enjoy!
- Category: Smoothie
- Method: Blend
- Cuisine: American
- Serving Size: 1
- Calories: 335
- Sugar: 32 g
- Sodium: 491 mg
- Fat: 14 g
- Saturated Fat: 5 g
- Trans Fat: 0 g
- Carbohydrates: 47 g
- Fiber: 9 g
- Protein: 9 g
- Cholesterol: 25 mg
Keywords: Smoothies, Blueberries, Fruit Smoothie